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Photo by: Andy Wilhelm
The Tritons rank 18th nationally in blocks per set. Pictured are Micah Hammond and Molly Dalziel.
First CCAA Road Matches on Tap for Tritons this Week
Release: Thursday 09/28/2017 
by UCSD

THE SCHEDULE
Match 12
Friday, Sept. 29 • 7:00 p.m.
at No. 24 Cal State San Bernardino (7-5, 3-1 CCAA)
Coussoulis Arena • San Bernardino, Calif.
Live StatsLive Video

Match 13
Saturday, Sept. 30 • 7:00 p.m.
at Cal Poly Pomona (6-6, 2-2 CCAA)
Kellogg Arena • Pomona, Calif.
Live StatsLive Video

UCSD RECORDS
• Overall: 9-2
• CCAA: 3-0
• Home: 3-0
• Road: 1-1
• Neutral: 5-1
• Against Ranked Teams: 1-0
• Current Streak: Won 3

ABOUT CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 7-5
• CCAA: 3-1
• Home: 2-0
• Road: 2-1
• Neutral: 3-4
• Current Streak: Won 2

ABOUT CAL POLY POMONA
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 6-6
• CCAA: 2-2
• Home: 1-1
• Road: 1-2
• Neutral: 4-3
• Current Streak: Won 1

ALL-TIME AGAINST THE OPPONENTS
UC San Diego holds a slight, 35-30 advantage in the all-time series against Cal State San Bernardino. The Coyotes have won 14 of the last 16 match-ups and took both of last season's meetings in five sets.

UCSD is 35-14 against Cal Poly Pomona. The Tritons won both contests, 3-1, against the Broncos in 2016.

WEEKLY REWIND
The Tritons went 2-0 last week with a pair of CCAA sweeps at home against Stanislaus State and Chico State.
UCSD 3, Stanislaus State 0
UCSD 3, Chico State 0

THE REIS CUP
The fifth annual Reis Cup takes place on Friday, Oct. 13 as UC San Diego hosts Cal Poly Pomona at RIMAC Arena (7 p.m.). The event is named after former Triton volleyball player Karen Reis, who passed away tragically in 2012. UCSD is 3-1 in Reis Cup matches.
9/24/16: UCSD 3, Cal State San Marcos 1
9/22/15: Cal State San Bernardino 3, UCSD 1
10/10/14: UCSD 3, Cal State Monterey Bay 0
10/11/13: UCSD 3, Cal State East Bay 1

DIG FOR A CURE
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the UC San Diego women's volleyball team will be hosting its annual Dig for a Cure match on Friday, Oct. 13 when it hosts Cal Poly Pomona (7 p.m.). Every California Collegiate Athletic Association school will be hosting a Dig for a Cure match this season in order to raise awareness of the disease.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
UC San Diego Statistics
CCAA Statistics
NCAA Statistics

THE RIGHT STUFF
The Tritons have out-blocked their opponent in seven of 11 matches and have totaled at least 10 stuffs in six contests. Nationally, they rank 18th with 2.43 blocks per set. Sophomore middle Jessica Rieble is averaging 1.25 blocks per set, the 25th-best average in the country.

THE BIG DIG
UCSD ranks 34th in the nation in digs per set at 18.35. The Tritons have collected more digs than their opponent in nine of 11 matches, including a season-high 95 against Cal State San Marcos on Sept. 16.

TEAM PLAYER
Amanda Colla was selected to the all-tournament team at both tourneys that UCSD has competed at this season. Over four matches at Western Washington's D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase, she averaged 4.0 points, 3.5 kills, and 4.2 digs and recorded a double-double in every contest. Colla registered a career-best 22.0 points vs. Concordia (Ore.) and equaled career-highs with 19 kills and five blocks in that match. Colla was named to the all-tournament team at Point Loma's Seaside Invitational as well. There, she averaged 3.9 points, 3.3 kills, and 3.5 digs with five aces and seven blocks over four contests. She had 20.5 points in a five-set win over No. 4 Alaska Anchorage.

ON THE DOUBLE
Through 11 matches, four Tritons have produced a total of 15 double-doubles.
• Amanda Colla (8)
9/22 vs. Stanislaus State (15k, 10d)
9/16 vs. Cal State San Marcos (13k, 20d)
9/9 at Central Washington (10k, 21d)
9/8 vs. Dixie State (12k, 17d)
9/8 vs. Azusa Pacific (11k, 11d)
9/7 vs. Concordia (Ore.) (19k, 14d)
9/2 vs. Simon Fraser (18k, 14d)
9/1 vs. Alaska Anchorage (18k, 11d)

• Molly Dalziel (3)
9/16 vs. Cal State San Marcos (10k, 14d)
9/8 vs. Azusa Pacific (11k, 14d)
9/7 vs. Concordia (Ore.) (10k, 11d)

• Mary Bagshaw (2)
9/7 vs. Concordia (Ore.) (41a, 16d)
9/2 vs. Point Loma (38a, 12d)

• Marie Paris (2)
9/9 at Central Washington (30a, 16d)
9/8 vs. Dixie State (35a, 12d)

AVCA NATIONAL POLL
(Sept. 25)
1. Southwest Minnesota State
2. Concordia-St. Paul
3. Lewis
4. Palm Beach Atlantic
5. Nebraska-Kearney
6. Minnesota Duluth
7. California Baptist
8. Ferris State
9. Central Oklahoma
10. Western Washington
11. Regis
12. Northwest Nazarene
13. Winona State
14. Northern State
15. Tarleton State
16. Angelo State
17. Augustana
18. Central Missouri
19. Arkansas Tech
20. Saint Leo
21. Alaska Anchorage
22. Wayne State
23. Colorado School of Mines
24. Cal State San Bernardino
25. Rockhurst

UCSD IN THE AVCA NATIONAL POLL
• Sept. 25: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 18: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 11: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 4: Receiving Votes
• Preseason: Not Ranked

ROSTER BREAKDOWN
Starters Returning (5)
Jessyca Beksa (So., OH): 3.2 p/s, 2.7 k/s, 1.2 d/s, 0.5 b/s, 25 aces
Amanda Colla (Sr., OH): 1.9 p/s, 1.6 k/s, 3.0 d/s
Kayla Evans (Jr., DS): 5.7 a/s, 2.4 d/s, 27 aces
Jessica Rieble (So., MB): 2.2 p/s, 1.5 k/s, .231 attack %, 1.2 b/s,
Rebecca Seaberry (Sr., MB): 2.3 p/s, 1.7 k/s, .242 attack %, 1.0 b/s

Starters Lost (1)
Meagan Wright (OH/MB): First Team All-CCAA, 4.2 p/s, 3.8 k/s, .220 attack %, 3.6 d/s, 0.5 b/s

Primary Liberos Returning (1)
Lindsey Chun (So.): 4.2 d/s, 18 aces

Other Letterwinners Returning (7)
Molly Dalziel (Jr., OH)
Emily Kimball (So., OPP)
Morgan Kissick (Jr., OH/OPP)
Rachel Linden (Sr., S)
Marie Paris (So., S)
Alyson Penrose (So., L)
Allison Tiegs (Jr., MB)

Newcomers (3)
Mary Bagshaw (Fr., S)
Micah Hammond (Jr., MB)
Julia Jackson (Fr., MB)

2016 REWIND
• Overall: 13-13
• CCAA/Finish: 10-7/2nd in South Division
• Home: 6-6
• Away: 5-5
• Neutral: 2-2
• Postseason: CCAA Tournament Quarterfinalist
• Points Leader: Meagan Wright, 4.2
• Kills Leader: Meagan Wright, 3.8
• Attack Percentage Leader: Rebecca Seaberry, .242
• Assists Leader: Kayla Evans, 5.7
• Service Aces Leader: Kayla Evans, 0.3
• Digs Leader: Lindsey Chun, 4.2
• Blocks Leader: Jessica Rieble, 1.2

2017 CCAA PRESEASON POLL
North Division
1. Sonoma State
2. Chico State
3. Cal State East Bay
4. Stanislaus State
5. Cal State Monterey Bay
6. Humboldt State
7. San Francisco State

South Division
1. Cal State San Bernardino
2. UC San Diego
3. Cal State LA
4. Cal State San Marcos
5. Cal Poly Pomona
6. Cal State Dominguez Hills

THE CCAA TOURNAMENT
The 2017 CCAA Tournament is set for Nov. 16-18 at San Francisco State. The league's top eight teams will battle it out for an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Sonoma State won the inaugural title in 2015, while Cal State San Bernardino earned it in 2016.  Click here for complete info about the 2017 conference tourney.

HEAD COACH RICCI LUYTIES
Now in his eighth season leading the Tritons, Ricci Luyties holds a 143-71 (.668) overall record and a 103-47 (.687) mark in CCAA matches during his tenure at UC San Diego. Four times Luyties has paced UCSD to at least 20 victories, which includes an impressive 26-6 (.813) campaign in 2013. The Tritons have qualified for NCAA postseason play five times under Luyties, reaching the regional semifinals in four of those years. In 2010 and again in 2013, UC San Diego climbed as high as No. 8 in the national rankings. Prior to coming to La Jolla, Luyties was head coach at Southern Mississippi for six seasons. As a setter at UCLA, Luyties helped lead the Bruins to four consecutive national championships. He was named the NCAA's Most Valuable Player twice and was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame. At the international level, Luyties, alongside Karch Kiraly and Steve Timmons, won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics. He also played on the beach for 12 years, competing on the AVP Tour and FIVB World Tour with partners such as Kiraly and Adam Johnson.

McFARLAND A FINALIST FOR SO. CAL INDOOR HALL OF FAME
Former UC San Diego coach Duncan McFarland is one of 27 finalists for induction into the Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2018. McFarland, who coached the Triton women's program from 1996-2004, won an NCAA Division III national title in 1997. He led UCSD into the NCAA postseason every year, with the team finishing as national runner-up in 1998. The Tritons were national semifinalists in 2001 and quarterfinalists in 1996 and 1999. As a player at San Diego State, McFarland led the Aztecs to a national championship in 1973 and was named the NCAA's Most Valuable Player. He won three USVBA national titles and was a key player on the U.S. National Team from 1969-1975. The 15-member Hall of Fame class will be inducted in May. In 2017, current UC San Diego head coach Ricci Luyties was in the inaugural induction class.

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UP NEXT
UC San Diego returns to La Jolla to host Cal State LA on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The Tritons then travel to the other end of California to play at Humboldt State on Friday, Oct. 6. Both matches start at 7 p.m.

#AllForOne

Friday, October 27
W Volleyball vs. Cal State Monterey Bay
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, October 28
W Volleyball vs. Cal State East Bay
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, November 04
W Volleyball at Cal State San Marcos
7:00 PM
San Marcos
Friday, November 10
W Volleyball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
7:00 PM
Carson
Saturday, November 11
W Volleyball at Cal State L.A.
7:00 PM
Los Angeles
Thursday, November 16
W Volleyball at CCAA Tournament
TBA
San Francisco
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